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Polish Films

by Kim Packard
Just getting started… Wikipedia- Culture of Poland Wikipedia- Cinema of Poland Wikipedia- Polish Film Festival New York Polish Film Festival films Seattle Polish Film Festival archive Polish Film Institute “In 2010 in Poland were realased such film as: Wszystko, co kocham (All That I love) by Jacek Borcuch, Moja krew (My blood) by Marcin Wrona, Kołysanka (The Lullaby) by Juliusz Machulski, Różyczka (Little Rose) by Jan Kidawa-Błoński, Trick by Jan Hryniak, documentary Beats of freedom by Leszek Gnoiński and Wojciech Słota, Handlarz cudów (The Miracle Seller) by Jarosław Szoda, Wenecja (Venice) by Jan Jakub Kolski, Matka Teresa od kotów… Read more

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“In 2010 in Poland were realased such film as: Wszystko, co kocham (All That I love) by Jacek Borcuch, Moja krew (My blood) by Marcin Wrona, Kołysanka (The Lullaby) by Juliusz Machulski, Różyczka (Little Rose) by Jan Kidawa-Błoński, Trick by Jan Hryniak, documentary Beats of freedom by Leszek Gnoiński and Wojciech Słota, Handlarz cudów (The Miracle Seller) by Jarosław Szoda, Wenecja (Venice) by Jan Jakub Kolski, Matka Teresa od kotów (Mother Teresa of Cats) by Paweł Sala, Chrzest (The Christening) by Marcin Wrona, Skrzydlate świnie (Flying Pigs) by Anna Kazejak-Dawid and Joanna by Feliks Falk.

The number of international awards, of which Polish filmmakers received over 40 in 2008 alone, best attests to the quality of new Polish films. Certainly the key events included an Oscar for the animated feature Peter & the Wolf by Suzie Templeton, produced in Poland and in cooperation with Se-Ma-For, the best foreign film Oscar nomination for Andrzej Wajda’s Katyń and nomination for Best Documentary (Short Subject) for Królik po berlińsku (Rabbit à la berlin) by Bartek Konopka. Special mention should also be given to Andrzej Maleszka and his television series The Magic Tree, winner of an Emmy Award, and to Andrzej Wajda, whose latest feature Tatarak (Sweet Rush) won the Alfred Bauer award at the 59th Berlin International Film Festival for “opening new perspectives in the art of cinema”.
Recent years have also marked the success of many up-and-coming filmmakers. In 2010 Essential Killing by Jerzy Skolimowski received two awards at 67th Venice International Film Festival and three awards at 25th Mar del Plata International Film Festival.

It is these young people that are changing the face of Polish cinema today. Debut features have often become popular with cinema audiences, but also gained critical acclaim, winning awards at Polish and international festivals. Some of the most interesting film debuts of recent years include Pręgi (The Welts) from Magdalena Piekorz, Oda do radości (Ode to Joy) from the trio of Anna Kazejak-Dawid, Jan Komasa and Maciej Migas, Warszawa (Warsaw) by Dariusz Gajewski, Symetria (Symmetry) by Konrad Niewolski, Edi (Eddie) by Piotr Trzaskalski, Z odzysku (Retrieval) by Sławomir Fabicki, Zmruż Oczy (Squint Your Eyes) and Sztuczki (tricks) by Andrzej Jakimowski, and Rezerwat (Preserve) by Łukasz Palkowski, Moja krew (My blood) and Chrzest (The Christening) by Marcin Wrona, Erratum by Marek Lechki, Matka Teresa od kotów (The Mother Teresa of Cats) by Paweł Sala. These films received multiple awards at film festivals in Poland and abroad.

The success of young Polish filmmakers was once again confirmed at the two latest Polish Film Festivals in Gdynia. In 2009 four of the awarded films were made by first- or second-time filmmakers: Rewers (Reverse) by Borys Lankosz (Golden Lions Grand Prize, Best Leading Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Photography, Best Music, Best Make-up); Wojna polsko-ruska (Snow White and Russian Red) by Xawery Żuławski (Silver Lions Jury Award, Best Lead Actor, Best Sound, Best Costume Design); Dom zły (Dark House) by Wojciech Smarzowski (Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Editing), and Galerianki (Mall Girls) by Katarzyna Rosłaniec (Best Directorial Debut). The last of these films is also in the Top 20 list of films released in 2009. In 2010 during the 35th edition of the festival, debut feature Erratum by Marek Lechki got Silver Lions Award for the Best Directorial Debut, Chrzest (The Christening) by Marcin Wrona was awarded Silver Lions Award, for the Best Leading Actor ex aequo for Tomasz Schuchardt and Wojciech Zieliński and also for the Best Editing." link

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